So it begins. All summer, scientists and health officials have been biting their nails over a rare mosquito-borne virus that has begun showing up stateside from the Caribbean. So far, the 80 or so cases diagnosed of chikungunya have been found in people who were traveling abroad. Now, it looks lik ... More >>
It seems everything these days is in danger of being rendered useless by the internet. The mighty blue Blockbuster fell to Netflix. Bookstores were chewed up and spit out by Amazon. And now the U.S. Postal Service's only job is to make sure Chris Christie never runs out of Oreos. It makes sense th ... More >>
A rough and inevitably incomplete guide to the taxonomy of spoilers
Buried Alive hits Netflix November 1
Towering above patrons and staff with a benevolent smile, Jimmy Holland is not easy to miss. Decked out in his personalized white coat and black backward cap, the sous chef is seen in the open kitchen prep stations, tasting sauces and concocting new recipes. Although he's friendly with customers and ... More >>
It has all the makings of a really bad horror movie: mobile homes, a creepy puppet, a freakish man-child/ventriloquist, a Christian television show for kids, and a plot to cook and eat little children. Too freakishly unbelievable, you'd say as you read the description and took this clunker out of ... More >>
The Daily Look At This! is our daily video and/or gif of the day. It's Valentine's Day! *awkward high-five!* Here are a couple of videos to get you into the mood as you get ready to drunk-text your ex about how amazing your life is without them and how they can suck it, but not before eating an en ... More >>
It was raining all weekend, the second half of the Fort Lauderdale Air Show was canceled, and the falling wet stuff isn't going away anytime soon. Rain in Florida isn't anything new, but weather reports indicate thunderstorms hitting the area every day for the next week. Womp.Weather.com puts next S ... More >>
The food and drink event calendar in South Florida is pretty quiet this week, and with the weather taking a dive, it's a good time to hunker down with your couch and streaming Netflix (try this list of five Florida-based movies). By the weekend, it will be time to party down for Cinco de Mayo and th ... More >>
In case you haven't yet had your love of Cheetos and Slim Jims sullied by the "ethical dining" documentary industry, here's your chance. The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation will host a free screening of last year's documentary "Forks Over Knives" Wednesday night at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderda ... More >>
A few years ago, a roommate and I Netflixed a portion of the first season of Punky Brewster. It was one of those months-later arrivals in which you open the red envelope and stare at the little white sleeve with zero recognition until Ah, yes -- alcohol and the Netflix queue. In a fit of nos ... More >>
The trucks will be lined up all over the block(s). As we slowly -- one might even be tempted to say, painfully slow -- divest ourselves of the long, sleepy, hot hurricane-filled summer, the calendar is filling with food and drink events stacked end to end throughout Broward and Palm Beach Countie ... More >>
Photo by Eric BartonIf you hit Cinema Paradiso's Italia Film Festa this past weekend you might have been lucky enough to catch Come Undone, a steamy flick about an adulterous affair set in Milan. After seeing it in December, Village Voice reviewer Nick Pinkerton wrote: "The hot sex has the rhythm ... More >>
Ann Coulter is either cynical or crazy. I'm hoping for the latter, because I'd hate to think my home state contains anyone willing to dissemble as freely and viciously as she does in her latest column -- a hot mess of half-assertions and quarter-truths too sloppy to illuminate anything even in th ... More >>
From gallery shows to Kevin Spacey's planned murder, here's a collection of the season's best to come.
Allen West definitely approves this message.Congressional candidate Allen West has entered the home stretch of his campaign against incumbent Democrat Ron Klein, but it appears he's still finding time to unwind with the occasional Netflix DVD. Based on the speech he gave this week at the ope ... More >>
On L.A.'s Skid Row, a generational war over how to teach the American children of illegal immigrants
Photo by Judith Selzer Planned Parenthood CEO Lillian Tamayo makes it official in Pembroke PinesDouglas Marshall, director of business development for Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, has no shortage of distressing accounts of patients he has helped. After the ri ... More >>
It's hard to stay mad at surprise Oscar winner Departures.
Raquel Welch and Hector Elizondo Today begins our Cucina Verite Movie of the Week (see our list of upcoming films to watch along with us), and in honor of Cinco de Mayo, we start with Tortilla Soup.First, a little trivia about Maria Ripoli's 2001 film. (1) The beautiful culinary scenes were choreogr ... More >>
South Floridians have been hit as hard as any other region by this economic crisis, reminders of which creep into seemingly every aspect of our daily lives. Assuming that humor really is the last refuge of the damned and because curiosity is recession-proof and Cosmo-style tests are highly addictive ... More >>
Children of Men, Color Me Kubrick, The Shield: Season 5, Candy
Fah from the maddening crowd
The vagaries of musician tax returns and other conundrums.